Choirs to preform at UW-Stevens Point

For the Metro Wire

The student voices of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s combined choirs will join in concert Thursday, March 14, presenting a variety of music by American and European composers.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall at the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. Lecturer Duane Karna, interim director of choral activities in the Department of Music, will conduct the Choral Union and Concert Choir as well as provide piano accompaniment on a few pieces led by student conductors. The Women’s Choir will be directed by Emma Knick, a student majoring in general and choral music education.

The Choral Union will perform “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corner” by Williametta Spencer, “Dirait-On” from “Les Chansons des Roses” by Morten Lauridsen and conducted by student Elijah Schuh, “I Thank You God” by Lloyd Pfautsch conducted by student Jessica Meindeers and “Sing a Song of Sixpence” from “Five Childhood Lyrics.”

The Women’s Choir will perform “Ll Lluvia (The Rain)” by Stephen Hatfield featuring percussion sound effects, “Nigra Sum (I am Black)” by Pablo Casals and “Will There Really Be a ‘Morning?’” by Craig Hella Johnson and based on a poem by Emily Dickinson.

The Concert Choir will sing “Three Bagetelles” by Gioacchino Rossini with piano accompaniment by Professor Molly Roseman, “Duet for Two Cats” by Rossini, American folk song “Shenandoah” and the spiritual “Ain’a That Good News” by William Dawson.

The concert will close with several works by Leonard Bernstein. The Choral Union will sing “Warm-Up” from “Mass” conducted by student Mary Dinkler, the Choral Union and Concert Choir will sing “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide” and the Concert Choir will sing “Almighty Father” from “Mass.”

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and youth and free the day of the concert for students with a UW-Stevens Point ID if not sold out.

Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.